he Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) released its annual Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for FY 2009 on November 4. This announcement seeks out technologies to reduce environmental impacts from current and past USAF operations and apply to USAF installations worldwide. The key focus of this effort is to further develop field-tested remediation, contaminated site characterization and monitoring, and pollution prevention technologies and methodologies that serve as an innovative means to save money and time while achieving compliance with all air, soil, and water regulatory requirements and USAF policies and technical guidance. The goal is to identify more technically advanced, efficient, effective, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective solutions than are currently available. Such technologies and methodologies should aid the US Air Force in reaching the remedy-in-place (RIP) goal of 2012 or optimizing current remediation or monitoring systems already in place. Phase I submittals are due by December 8, 2008.